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Josephus, Flavius [George Henry Maynard]

Published by New York. Printed and sold by William Durell, at his Book Shop. No 208 Pearl Street near the Fly-Market. (1794)

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Item Description: New York. Printed and sold by William Durell, at his Book Shop. No 208 Pearl Street near the Fly-Market., 1794. Hardcover. Book Condition: Poor. The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus The Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian and Celebrated Warrior Containing [lots of things] Translated from the Original in the Greek Language To which is added Various Useful Indexes Also a continuation of the History of the Jews By George Henry Maynard Embellished with Sixty beautiful engravings, taken from original drawings and engraved by American Artists. New York. Printed and sold by William Durell, at his Book Shop. No 208 Pearl Street near the Fly-Market. MDCCXCIV [1794] Folio. 723 pages. Full leather binding. Front cover and the first 60 pages are detached from the text block (but firmly attached to each other). Pages 61-70 (the sixth signature) are detached. Text block solid form pages 71-678. Then the 57th signature is loose. Pages 687-724 are firmly attached to the back cover, but detached from the text block. Pages are faded and foxed. Some more than others, as it was printed on different quality papers. Overall dimensions are 11 x 17 x 3 inches. Covers are worn and scuffed with evidence of early resewing along the spine. Original spine and spine label present, but chipped. The title page is tattered and torn, with some missing pieces but scarcely affecting the text. The frontispiece engraving is even more ragged, but on the back of it is the ownership name, “Geo Allen” and below that, “Norfolk.” Allen’s name appears signed elsewhere in the book as well. The title page calls for 60 engravings. This copy has 22 of them. They are large, full page, engravings of historical scenes. Many seem to involve people being stabbed. There is a nice Parting of the Red Sea. The works of Josephus in 20 books. Each book has a decorative header, with a bird holding up a garland, with the assistance of flanking cherubs. The title “The American Edition of Josephus 1792” appears in an oval on each of these decorative headers. It is an unusual amount of decoration for an American imprint. The full page engravings are unusual for an American book of this period as well. Joseph was a first century scholar, a Jewish Roman, whose records of Jewish history has been of continued interest to historian and theologians since the Renaissance. It was first translated into English in 1602. I can find no earlier US edition than the 1792 Durell edition; this is the 1794 edition. Bookseller Inventory # Fred-W580

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Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius: Josephus, Flavius, George

Josephus, Flavius, George Henry Maynard & Edward Kimpton

Published by Archibald Woodruff & John Turner, Philadelphia (1795)

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Item Description: Archibald Woodruff & John Turner, Philadelphia, 1795. First edition thus. Folio. 721 pp. 6o full-page copperplate engravings. Leather backed cloth covered boards, good copy. (91761). Wear along outer margins of pages, not affecting text or illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 4687

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THE WHOLE GENUINE AND COMPLETE WORKS OF: Flavius Josephus; George

Item Description: William Durrell, New York, 1792. First edition;. Elephant folio in dark brown leather with rebound eight-band embossed spine and gold letters; VG; strong binding; heavy foxing and age-toning with off-setting on back of illustrations, none detrimental to text; pp. 721; shelved in Case # 4; due to size and weight of item, please contact us for shipping costs; Consignment. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-72-1258406

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The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of: Josephus, Flavius; George

Josephus, Flavius; George Henry Maynard (Translator); Rev. Edward Kimpton (Marginal References, and Notes Historical, Biographical, Classical, Critical, Geographical and Explanatory by)

Published by J. Cooke, London (1790)

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Item Description: J. Cooke, London, 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: g. Later edition. Elephant folio. VI, 7-723, [3]pp. Full maroon morocco. Engraved frontispiece. Decorative tailpieces. Remarkable edition of the works of Flavius Josephus, providing crucial information about the First Jewish-Roman War and an important literary source material for understanding the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls and late Temple Judaism. In point of literary talent Josephus ranks among the leading writers in world literature. His style is epic, his portrayals plastic, his gift of description captivates the reader alike by its fidelity and its colorful presentation" (Encyclopedia Judaica). "The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66-70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into First century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. This book is exquisitely illustrated with 2 full-page color-outlined maps, 1 large folding plan of Jerusalem, and 58 copper engravings after the foremost English artists, including Metz, Moreau, and Stothard (three of which were engraved by William Blake, facing pages 13, 65 and 76). Age wear on binding with spine and edges age-toned/discolored. Head and tail of spine partly torn. Heavy rubbing along edges. Modern endpapers. Minor and sporadic foxing and browning throughout. 1/3 of the Jerusalem folding map torn and missing from its lower center to its upper right. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 31700

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Josephus (Flavius), Maynard (George Henry)

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. the celebrated warlike, learned and authentic Jewish historian. Containing: I. The antiquities of the Jews.; II. The wars of the Jews with the Romans.; III. The Book of Josephus against Apion.; IV. The martyrdoms of the Maccabees; V. The embassy of Philo from the Jews of Alexandria to the Emperor Caius Caligula; VI. The life of Flavius Josephus, written by himself; VII. The testimonies of Josephus concerning our blessed saviour . The whole translated from the original in the Greek language . To which will be now first added, A continuation of the history of the Jews, from Josephus down to the present time, including a period of more than 1700 years. Also various copious indexes, particularly of the countries, cities, towns, villages, seas, rivers, mountains, lakes, &c. with a great variety of other interesting and authentic particulars never given in any work of the like kind either in the English or any other language. By George Henry Maynard, LL.D. Embellished with a great number of beautiful copper plates, descriptive of the most distinguished transactions related in the work, from original drawings of the ingenious Messrs. Stothard, and Corbould. Pp. vi+[7]-724(complete, but occasionally misnumbered)+[4](list of subscribers), engraved frontispiece plus 59[of 60] plates (including a folding plan of Jerusalem, and 2 maps with hand coloured highlights), indices; cr. folio; contemporary calf, the spine with gilt lettered skiver label and raised bands, the boards worn, particularly at edges, with long splits to upper joint, the upper board detached, the spine quite rubbed, extremities chipped and torn; marbled endpapers; upper hinge completely cracked, bookplate on upper pastedown, several mainly small tears and a few neat paper repairs (notably to frontispiece), small hole to pp. 461/2(slightly affecting one word of text), a few marginal damp stains, scattered light foxing, soiling, and minor wear & tear; printed for J. Cooke, London, n.d.[1786?]. Keynes, \i Bibliography of William Blake , 100; Bentley, \i Blake Books , 477A (pp. 585-9). *Lacking the 18th plate (\i The triumph of David, after the death of Goliath ). Different issues of this edition are extant (Bentley identifies 5), with minor variations, usually to the title page. The present copy has the title in the Bentley's first state, undated, and with no reference to Edward Kimpton, (who contributed additional notes and references to subsequent issues). A few of the plates are dated (variously from November 1785 to January 1786). Three of the plates for this edition (opposite pp. 12, 65 and 76) were engraved by William Blake. According to Bentley, p. 588: 'This and later editions were probably sold both in weekly numbers (over more than a year) and bound together in one or two volumes'. Bookseller Inventory # 096758

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